Iranian legislative election, 2000
All 290 seats of Islamic Consultative Assembly
146 seats needed for a majority
Parliamentary elections were held in Iran on 18 February 2000, with a second round on 5 May. The result was a victory for the 2nd of Khordad Front and its allies, which won 195, 216 or 222 of the 290 seats in the Majlis.
The elections were conducted using a two-round system, with the number of candidates progressing to the second round being double the number of seats available. Candidates required an absolute majority to win a seat in the first round, and plurality to win in the second round. Five seats reserved for minority groups including Jews, Zorastrians, Armenians from the north and south of the country and one elected by Assyrians.
Main reformist coalition lists were "2nd of Khordad Press" and "Coalition of 15 Groups Supporting 2nd of Khordad" (including 11 out of 18 members in the 2nd of Khordad Front) and main principlist coalition was Coalition of Followers of the Line of Imam and Leader. Rest of lists were issued by solitary parties. For the first time Council of Nationalist-Religious Activists of Iran issued an electoral list and was able to win two exclusive seats (Alireza Rajaei in Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr and Rahman Kargosha in Arak, Komijan and Khondab) but the Guardian Council declared their votes "voided".
In the following table, the Independents are counted as "allies".
|Islamic Iran Participation Front and allies||216||New|
|Combatant Clergy Association and allies||74||–36|
|Source: Nohlen et al.|
An Inter-Parliamentary Union report cites the following results:
|Electoral list||1st round seats||2nd round seats||Total seats won|
|2nd of Khordad Front||170||52||222|
|Front of Followers of the Line of the Imam and the Leader||45||9||54|
|Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union|
Another source cites that reformist enjoyed a majority (69.25%), or 26.8 million, of the 38.7 million voters who cast ballots in the February 18, 2000 first round. Ultimately reformists won 195 of the 290 Majlis seats in that election.
- Elections held in 2000 IPU
- Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p68 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
- Abrahamian, Ervand, History of Modern Iran, Columbia University Press, 2008, p.188
- Nohlen et al, p74
- Iran IPU
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